The Scottish Government says the move will make railway policing more accountable but critics include trade unions and BTP officers.
Murder Charge After Body Find In Bridge Of Weir
A man has been charged with murder almost eight months after a body was discovered in a river.
The remains of 43-year-old Darryl Fitch were recovered from a stretch of the River Gryffe - known as Locher Water - in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, in July last year.
It was believed Mr Fitch, from Paisley, had been camping in the area.
William Cameron, 37, appeared at Paisley Sheriff Court charged with murder.
The accused, who is from the town, made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.
He will appear in court again on March 16.
A building at Edinburgh Napier is having cladding removed, but students aren't being evacuated from the halls of residence.
A high-end jewellery store has been robbed in a raid at the five-star Gleneagles Hotel.
A review into adverse events at a maternity unit where some babies died has called for improvements in training and better family engagement.
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